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The Shavings (from the Infancy of Christ series)

Designed and engraved by Hieronymus [Jerome] Wierix (Netherlandish, about 1553–1619)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 445; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 411 (I)

Dimensions

Platemark: 10 x 6.5 cm (3 15/16 x 2 9/16 in.) Sheet: 12.7 x 8.6 cm (5 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

P6835

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

in margin below image: Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio. Buschere.

Markings

no watermark; verso, collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6835; in graphite: 445

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); from whom purchased by the MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund